Screening for homophobia in people who will be part of your child's life

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Screening for homophobia in people who will be part of your child's life

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When I was newly divorced and starting to date again, I knew having a gay son that would be something that if the person didn’t accept that or not even accept it, but support it that wasn’t going to be somebody that I could date. I knew that in that very beginning of meeting somebody, I had to make it very clear. I remember with my husband now who is a wonderful stepfather to both my kids. That was during our first because we met on the phone. During our first conversation, I said that, he knew that I have two kids, but I said, “My 7-year-old son I believe he is gay, would that be an issue for you?” When he said, “Why would that be an issue for me?” I knew we will be okay, but I also knew that was that conversation that it had to be over. I just think it’s important to let people know that someone who is going to be in your child’s life, that person has to be okay with it or there not going to be there.

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Lynette Vertoch

Mom & Entrepreneur

Lynette Vertoch is an entrepreneur with a small company she runs with her husband in Seattle, called Cameos & Crowns. In her words, the company designs "these very cool dish towels, pillows, cosmetic bags and aprons."  She has two children, Harris, 16 and Izzy, 13. Harris is gay and Izzy is not. She is divorced from their dad and married to a wonderful man who has been their stepdad for seven years now.  She and her ex-husband and current husband all parent the kids together (even though they live in different states) and are all close as a family - they even vacation together.

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